Hall of Fame In Step with Texas Pride & Joy Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

For the conclusion of our “Best Of” celebrating the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, we have assembled honorees Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton along with friends Eric Clapton, blues master Buddy Guy, 21st century SRV acolyte Joe Bonamassa, biographer Joe Nick Patoski, and archival comments from key songwriter the late Doyle Bramhall. It was “Big” Doyle ( not to be confused with son Doyle Bramhall II of the Arcangels and Eric Clapton’s tour band ) who co-wrote “Change It”,”The House is Rockin’ ” ,”Crossfire”,”Tightrope”,”Life By the Drop”, and two favorites from the 1990 Vaughan Brothers album Family Style, “Telephone Song” and “Long Way from Home”. DOYLE-music_feature-18176


Big Doyle Bramhall grew up in West Dallas not far from the Vaughan home in the Oak Cliff part of Dallas, and through Bramhall’s friendship with Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle became a mentor for the younger Stevie, particularly in singing style. Bramhall, one of the nicest people in music, sadly passed away in November 2011 and is greatly missed.- Redbeard